Tuesday, December 28, 2010

"What he didn't know until then, and what he learned that very instant, was that Marines are not normal."

OldNFO has the story.

God speed, Cpl. Yale and LCpl. Haerter.  The Lord himself only knows where we get such men to protect us.
A hero is no braver than an ordinary man, but he is brave five minutes longer.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
Or in this case, six seconds.

Via ASM826.


NotClauswitz said...

OMG, that's what makes them Marines.

Eagle said...

Thank you, Borepatch.

Thank G-D for the US Marine Corps, and for young men who stand their ground to defend others while ignoring the danger to themselves.

Thank G-D for the US Army, US Navy, US Air Force, and US Coast Guard, and for the young men and women who sometimes give their lives to defend our right to be free.

And everlasting damnation to those who intentionally insult and denigrate these young men and women. Their disrespectful and hateful rhetoric only shows their lack of understanding of the true price of freedom: "Our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor".

(Yes, the Declaration of Independence - in which we declared our G-D given right to be free.)

Sorry, but it's how I feel.